The most commonly asked question of pastors is, “What is God’s will for my life?” The human mind and heart is built for the answer to that question and we will search for that answer until we find it or until we simply give out.
“What’s God’s will for my life?” is three too many words according to Henry Blackaby. His theory is that the words “for my life” both dilute and confuse the first three words in that sentence. His instruction is sound. Ask God to disclose His will and then act in obedience to align our life with God’s Will. Isn’t that brilliant advice? Unfortunately most people never have the courage to respond with a real life changing alignment to God’s will and purpose. It is not that it is so difficult, but we are so self-centered that to align our lives with God’s will would compromise our own plans and desires.
The photo of the Kibera Slum which is the largest urban slum in the world, some 1 million people trapped in disease and waste in Nairobi, is where a team of people from our church are aligning their lives with God today. Their mission in Kibera today is spreading the love of the gospel of Jesus Christ in real ways: clean water, fresh food, and the hope of something better by choosing to walk with Jesus Christ as His disciple.
What a blessing to know that you can make a difference just like these who are serving in Kenya today to share the love and compassion of Christ!